Crater Lakes in the Albertine Rift, Uganda
Beautifully scarring the earth, deep explosion craters pockmark the rich grasslands of Uganda’s Rift floor. Belying their violent births, these depressions now form grassy amphitheatres, calm lakes and small, tranquil pools. Farmed for its salt, the shorelines of Lake Katwe are divided into small plots of saline water creating an earthy mosaic of rusty brown, burgundy and saffron pools.
Dal Lake, India
The jewel in Srinagar’s crown is not just ornamental. Its glassy, reflective waters bustle with colour and life. Brightly painted shikaras, some laden with flowers, skim the surface, tending to floating gardens and weaving their way to and from floating markets. Lavish gardens decorate the shoreline, while ornately carved Kashmiri houseboats bob amongst surface reflections of Pir Panjal’s mountain peaks.